Ancient Romans used molten iron to repair their stone-paved roads

Potholes have been causing humans headaches since ancient times.

Some Roman breadmakers took season-long vacations

What do water mills, isotopes, and Roman bread have in common?

British archaeologists find Roman cavalry barracks loaded with weapons and valuables

It’s like winning the lottery.

Over 20 hectares of Roman ruins discovered submerged off Tunisian coast

An unexpected archaeological finding confirms devastation at the hand of an ancient tsunami.

How 3rd century Chinese saw the Romans

An ancient Chinese scholar’s account of the Roman Empire.

Rome: the unsurpassed supercity of the ancient world

This infographic beautifully illustrates the sophistication of the ancient city of Rome — a place of innovation, the Silicon Valley of antiquity.

Archaeologists zoom in on sunken, ancient African metropolis

Rhapta was one of the most prosperous cities on the African coast, and one of the last trading posts of the Roman Empire.

What the Roman Empire looked like at its prime in one glorious map

Stretch above is one of the most interesting maps of the Roman Empire ever made, all carted in detail using modern computational techniques. It shows what the great empire used to look like during its period of maximum expansion under the reign of Septimius Severus, about 211 CE. As you can notice, the Romans’ domain covered much of Europe, from the Atlantic to the Ural Mountains and from modern day Scotland to the Sahara or the Arabian Golf.

Archaeologists Discover The World’s Largest Ancient Stone Block

Look at this incredibly big rock. Take a moment, ponder its dimensions, and its weight. Oh, but if you’re looking at the one in the middle, that’s not it – look over to the right. The one to the right, not fully excavated yet, is the biggest ancient stone block, weighing an impressive 1,650 tons (that’s 3,300,000 pounds, or 1,496,850 kg). The

Oldest Roman fort discovered in Germany paints an episode of history

A group of archeologists have identified the oldest known Roman military fortress in Germany, located near the small town of Hermeskei. The site has been hypothesized as once being a roman military encampment since it was first discovered in the 19th century, however only after recently surfaced evidence, coupled with modern analysis tools, could it be confirmed. Apparently the camp was built

Gorgeous Roman helmet sells for 3.6 million

Pictured above is an exquisite Roman helmet and mask, dating from the late first to second century AD, was discovered in May 2010 by a treasure hunter who used a simple metal detector in Cumbria, a county in northwestern England. Of extraordinary taste, this art piece dubbed Crosby Garrett was sold for $3,6 million, eight times the amount it was